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The Adventures of PB&J Otter: The First Movie 2000
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Directed by Ewan McGregor
Produced by Robert Watts
J.J. Abrams
Frank Marshall
Screenplay by Jeffrey Price
Peter S. Seaman
Based on PB&J Otter by Jim Jinkins
Narrated by Chuck Riley
Starring Jake Thomas
Jenell Slack-Wilson
Adam Rose
Gina Marie Tortorici
Jason Harris Katz
Caitlin Hale
Dave Foley
Nancy Giles
Chris Phillips
Gwen Shepherd
Kathy Bates
Glenn Close
Eddie Korbich
Lara Jill Miller
Bruce Bayley Johnson
Joey McIntyre
Jackie Hoffman
Music by Score:
Thomas Newman
Songs:
Dan Sawyer
Fred Newman
Richard Mendoza
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Editing by Arthur Schmidt
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Amblin Entertainment
Cartoon Pizza
Skellington Productions
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date(s) June 20, 2000
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million

Disney's The Adventures of PB&J Otter: The First Movie 2000 is a 2003 American fantasy musical hybrid film that is based on the 1998-2001 Playhouse Disney animated series of Disney's PB&J Otter, starring Jake Thomas, Kathy Bates and Glenn Close and features the voices of Jenell Slack-Wilson, Adam Rose, Jason Harris Katz, Caitlin Hale, Dave Foley, Nancy Giles, Chris Phillips, Gwen Shepherd, Eddie Korbich, Lara Jill Miller, Bruce Bayley Johnson, Joey McIntyre, Jackie Hoffman and introducing Gina Marie Tortorici. It focuses on a poor orphaned boy named Tony Fisher, his otter relatives Peanut, Jelly, and Baby Butter and their friends, Munchy Beaver, Pinch Raccoon and Flick Duck on Lake Hoohaw going on an adventure to save their home from his two mean and snooty aunts Hazel and May Fisher. It features songs written by Dan Sawyer, Fred Newman and Richard Mendoza.

PlotEdit

In 1985, an imaginative young boy named Anthony Henry "Tony" Fisher (Jake Thomas) was born and raised in Waco, Texas with his parents. On his 5th birthday, he gets magic wizardry stuff and accidentally kills them.

At 7, he gets to live in a mansion in Stanford, Connecticut with the dastardly Aunt Hazel Fisher (Kathy Bates) and her sister, Aunt May Fisher (Glenn Close). The Fishers do their housework and that night, Tony colors a picture of his friendly creature friends in a rural village called Lake Hoohaw and looks at his spell book and is told not to do wizard stuff or magic tricks or spells by Auntie Hazel who gets angry at him.

The next afternoon, Tony takes a bite out of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that his two aunts made him for lunch. That night he packs up his stuff, goes into a wardrobe, transforms into a river otter and is transported to Lake Hoohaw where he befriends three other young river otters who are cousins, the loveable Peanut Otter (Adam Rose), the feisty Jelly Otter (Jenell Slack-Wilson) and the sweet Baby Butter Otter (Gina Marie Tortorici). On their tour of their houseboat, they meet their parents, Ernest (Chris Phillips) and Opal Otter (Gwen Shepherd) and they see their pet fish, Bubbles, and sing "Bubble-O, Popple-O."

Meanwhile, Auntie Hazel and Auntie May are looking for their nephew, Tony. Suddenly, he was gone, so the two poor aunts started crying.

The next morning, the four young Otter kids get ready for their picnic, head out the door and sing "An Oodely-Doodely Day." When they get there, they meet their friends, Munchy Beaver (Jason Harris Katz), Pinch Raccoon (Caitlin Hale) and Flick Duck (Dave Foley) and they sing a song called "Friends."

Then their aunt, Anna "Aunt Nanner" Otter (Nancy Giles) comes down on her hang glider and joins the kids for their picnic lunch and games. First, they take turns flying a kite, but the wind sweeps Baby Butter away and gets stuck in a tree. So Tony climbs the ladder and rescues her down from the tree. Next, they play catch with a red rubber ball. When Tony tries to catch the ball, he leaps up and falls and breaks his arm. So they have to make his arm feel better.

That night in bed with a bandaged arm, Jelly, Peanut, Baby Butter, Munchy, Pinch, Flick and Aunt Nanner give poor Tony some gifts to make his arm feel better.

The next morning, Mayor Jeff Otter (Bruce Bayley Johnson) tells everyone that Tony's arm feels much better. Then they sing "No Big Deal."

Then Tony and his friends decide to build a sandcastle, but there are no shovels or pails around them. So they do "The Noodle Dance" by dancing around and pointing to their brains. Jelly has an idea. With the help of the Snooties, Ootsie (Eddie Korbich) and Bootsie (Lara Jill Miller), Tony makes the shovels and pails appear with his wand and they are happy to get them and build the sandcastle together with a song "All Together We Can Build It." Then Tony imagines that the Snooties' landmark, Mount Snootiemore, was destroyed and poor Ootsie and Bootsie are running away.

Jelly wishes nothing lasts forever. Next, the kids watch the clouds make into shapes while Peanut and Jelly sing "Imaginings." Then they play tag while Peanut and Jelly sing "Go Slow, You Know."

That evening during their sleepover, Uncle Ernest and Aunt Opal cook spaghetti and meatballs for Tony and his friends to eat for dinner and babbleberry pie for dessert. That night, before going to bed, they sing a special never-ending song, "No Place We'd Rather Be," along with the Snooties and Mayor Jeff.

The next morning, Tony wakes up, returning to his normal human self with his new clothes on, and goes to look for Peanut, Jelly, Baby Butter, Munchy, Pinch and Flick. Suddenly, his angry aunts, Hazel and May, all dirty, soggy and soaking wet arrive at Lake Hoohaw and they have to send him back home to Stanford. But Tony disagrees, so he calls his friends for help and the kids come and they all defeat his two aunts by zapping, scaring, shooting, biting and poking them. The Lake Hoohaw Police come and take Tony's poor aunts away to prison.

Everyone cheers and Mayor Jeff, Cap'n Crane (Joey McIntyre) and his wife Connie (Jackie Hoffman) congratulate them for getting rid of Tony's poor, mean aunts. Tony introduces all his friends in Lake Hoohaw: Cousin Jelly, Cousin Peanut, Cousin Butter, Munchy, Pinch, Flick, Scootch (E.G. Daily) and Ootsie and Bootsie Snootie and they all adopt Tony. Then a few months later in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, all the Lake Hoohawans build a new mansion for them and Tony to live in. Then they celebrate Tony's 8th birthday party and after that, he writes and illustrates a book called "Me and My Friends from Lake Hoohaw" and reads it to them when he's finished. Now Tony has one big brand new family and his new place and his new city in the whole world. All is well that ends well.

CastEdit

  • Jake Thomas as Anthony Henry "Tony" Fisher, an ambitious young orphaned human wizard boy with a creative imagination who is Aunt Hazel and Aunt May's nephew and is the main protagonist.
  • Jenell Slack-Wilson as Jelly Otter, the middle daughter of the Otter family and Tony's cousin who comes up with creative ideas and is the deuteragonist.
  • Adam Rose as Peanut Otter, the older brother of the Otter family and Tony's other cousin who is trying to do "The Noodle Dance" and is the tritagonist.
  • Gina Marie Tortorici as Baby Butter Otter, the youngest sister of the Otter family who is Tony's third cousin and is the secondary tritagonist.
  • Jason Harris Katz as Munchy Beaver, Peanut's best friend.
  • Caitlin Hale as Pinch Raccoon, Jelly's best friend.
  • Dave Foley as Flick Duck, Peanut's other best friend.
  • Nancy Giles as Anna "Aunt Nanner" Otter, Opal's sister and PB&J's aunt.
  • Chris Phillips as Ernest Otter, PB&J's father and Tony's Otter uncle.
  • Gwen Shepherd as Opal Otter, PB&J's mother and Tony's Otter aunt.
  • E.G. Daily as Scootch Raccoon, Baby Butter's best friend.
  • Kathy Bates as Aunt Hazel Fisher, Tony's mean aunt and is one of the two antagonists.
  • Glenn Close as Aunt May Fisher, Tony's other mean aunt, Hazel's sister and second of the two antagonists.
  • Eddie Korbich as Ootsie Snootie
  • Lara Jill Miller as Bootsie Snootie
  • Bruce Bayley Johnson as Mayor Jeff Otter
  • Joey McIntyre as Cap'n Crane
  • Jackie Hoffman as Connie Crane
  • Carlos Alazraqui as Edouard Snootie
  • Grey DeLisle as Georgina Snootie
  • Thomas McHugh as Walter Raccoon
  • Constance Shulman as Wanda Raccoon
  • Corinne Orr as Shirley Duck
  • Audra McDonald as Betty-Lou Beaver
  • Peter Markham as George Rudolf Fisher, Tony's father (deceased)
  • Jeanie Runion as Susan Mary Fisher, Tony's mother (deceased)

MusicEdit

The score was composed by Thomas Newman while the songs are written by Dan Sawyer, Fred Newman and Richard Mendoza.

SoundtrackEdit

  1. "Bubble-O, Popple-O" - Peanut Otter, Jelly Otter & Butter Otter
  2. "An Oodely-Doodely Day" - Tony Fisher, Peanut Otter, Jelly Otter & Butter Otter
  3. "Friends" - Munchy Beaver, Peanut Otter, Flick Duck, Tony Fisher, Pinch Raccoon, Jelly Otter & Butter Otter
  4. "No Big Deal" - Jelly Otter, Peanut Otter, Tony Fisher, Pinch Raccoon, Munchy Beaver, Flick Duck & Butter Otter
  5. "The Noodle Dance" - Peanut Otter, Jelly Otter & Butter Otter
  6. "All Together We Can Build It" - Peanut Otter, Jelly Otter, Butter Otter, Munchy Beaver, Pinch Raccoon, Flick Duck & Tony Fisher
  7. "Imaginings" - Peanut Otter & Jelly Otter
  8. "Go Slow, You Know" - Peanut Otter & Jelly Otter
  9. "No Place We'd Rather Be" - Peanut Otter, Jelly Otter, Butter Otter, Pinch Raccoon, Munchy Beaver, Flick Duck, Mayor Jeff Otter, Ootsie Snootie, Bootsie Snootie & Tony Fisher
  10. "Maybe" (End Title) (Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Judith Mason) - Judith Mason & Alice In Chains

ProductionEdit

During 2001, Disney Junior was asked by many fans of PB&J Otter to bring the show back. Whie the request was denied, they decided to make a film. Disney made the film in the same style as the series just for the film.

TriviaEdit

  • The Film was originally intend to be live action with the characters animated, though it was too expensive.
  • When the characters do "The Noodle Dance", they wear hip-hop clothes.

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